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2010-04-21 15:53:00

LITTLE ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- "Green" is not only the color of the lush ancient maritime forest in spring and picturesque marshlands in summer, but "green" is also a way of living on Little St. Simons Island 365 days of the year. Earth Day presents an opportunity to support sustainable practices that have enormous positive impacts on Planet Earth. It's also a time for a simple reminder - get outdoors, refresh the spirit and enjoy the earth and its beauty....

2008-07-02 15:00:24

By Donita Naylor Naturalists at Napatree Point Conservation Area chronicle endangered wildlife and hold their breath as the inevitable crush of vacationers approaches. WESTERLY -- "We actually saw the spotted sandpiper chick." "We saw all three oystercatcher babies." Two naturalists and a summer intern were briefing a U.S. Fish & Wildlife coordinator at Napatree Point Conservation Area on what they saw at Napatree last week. It sounded like a busy corner in a maternity...

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2009-02-21 22:26:19

The Variable Oystercatcher (Haematopus unicolor) is a species of wading bird in the Haematopodidae family. It is endemic to New Zealand. This bird is locally known as the "˜red bill'. Their breeding habitats are the North Island, South Island, Stewart Island, and Chatham Islands. Along with the SIPO (South Island Pied Oystercatcher), they are the only oystercatchers in New Zealand. The name "˜Variable' refers to their frontal plumage, which ranges from pied, to mottled, to all black....

2009-02-21 22:10:17

The South Island Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus finschi) is a species of bird that is found in New Zealand. It is one of two species of oystercatchers found there. This bird breeds inland on the South Island, after which most of the population moves to estuaries and harbors on the North Island. It is an occasional vagrant on Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island and the eastern coast of mainland Australia. Its breeding habitat consists of braided river systems, open paddocks and cultivated land,...

2009-02-21 22:05:31

The Pied Oystercatcher (Haematopus longirostris) is a species of wading bird found commonly along the coastline of Australia. They prefer sandy coasts, where they feed on bivalve mollusks and other invertebrates. Despite its name, they rarely eat oysters, which are found mainly on rocky coastlines. This bird is easily identifiable by its characteristic 2 to 3 inch long orange-red beak, slender pink legs, and black and white plumage. When the wings are extended, a white wing-stripe is...

2009-02-21 21:37:22

The Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) sometimes known as the Common Pied Oystercatcher, is a species of wading bird in the family Haematopodidae. It is found in western Europe, central Eurasia, Kamchatka, China, and the western coast of Korea. It has the most widespread range of all oystercatchers and no other species of oystercatcher occur within its range. It is migratory over most of its range. Although it resides year round in Ireland, Great Britain and the adjacent European...

2009-02-21 21:26:04

The African Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus moquini) sometimes known as just African Oystercatcher, is a species of wading bird that is found along the rocky coasts and islands of southern Africa. This species has a population of less than 5000 adults. Its scientific name commemorates the French naturalist Alfred Moquin-Tandon. This is a large plover-like bird. It has completely black plumage, red legs and a strong broad red bill. Sexes are similar in appearance, but the young are browner...

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